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Cambodia’s Halal strategy paves way to diversify economy

| 03/05/2019 | Reply
Cambodia’s Halal strategy paves way to diversify economy

Last March the commerce ministry unveiled new regulations to standardise halal certification. These were drafted with the support of Malaysian halal officials.

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Malaysia: MIHAS generates $42M for Philippine firms

| 03/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: MIHAS generates $42M for Philippine firms

Among the best-selling Philippine halal products were cassava chips, coconut water, virgin coconut oil, turmeric brew and canned tuna.

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Malaysia to unify worldwide halal certs for Muslim countries

| 02/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia to unify worldwide halal certs for Muslim countries

Mohd Redzuan said if the halal unification is successfully implemented it would mean that one single halal certification will govern everything in the entire world.

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Singapore to develop ‘most advanced’ halal hub in Southeast Asia

| 01/05/2019 | Reply
Singapore to develop ‘most advanced’ halal hub in Southeast Asia

Located in the western region of the republic, it will house halal food processing units, central kitchens, cold-rooms, a Halal Excellence Centre and logistics operations in a multi-storey state-of-the-art complex.

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Halima x Modanisa Headwear Collection available now!

| 01/05/2019 | Reply
Halima x Modanisa Headwear Collection available now!

Working with the creative team of Modanisa.com, Halima has created a stunning range of turbans and shawls that is being sold now exclusively by the e-tailer.

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SDGs: Balancing the goals and needs of societies

| 30/04/2019 | Reply
SDGs: Balancing the goals and needs of societies

The whole notion of consumerism is often read from the perspective of the western angle and this may not correctly represent what consumerism means to the rest of the world.

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The UAE signed a massive, $3.4 billion deal with China

| 30/04/2019 | Reply
The UAE signed a massive, $3.4 billion deal with China

“China is now the second largest economy in the world and Asia is now 50 percent of global GDP. A lot of countries like the UAE see huge market opportunities in China.”

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UAE: DAFZA partners with Penang International Halal Hub

| 27/04/2019 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA partners with Penang International Halal Hub

The agreement will provide the Halal Trade and Marketing Centre (HTMC) with a range of world-class services, supporting companies and businessmen locally, regionally and globally.

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Indonesia to launch Sharia Economy Masterplan in May

| 26/04/2019 | Reply
Indonesia to launch Sharia Economy Masterplan in May

The draft stresses the importance of optimizing the use of the digital economy in the form of e-commerce, marketplaces and financial technology.

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Entrepreneur development minister starts working visit to Russia’s Tatarstan

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
Entrepreneur development minister starts working visit to Russia’s Tatarstan

He will represent the government at the 11th International Economic Summit themed “Russia — Islamic World: Kazan Summit 2019” during the period held under the patronage of the President of Tatarstan.

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Opinion: Economy 4.0 is here to stay

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Economy 4.0 is here to stay

There is a race between countries and companies to provide platforms and create ecosystems to benefit from this innovation. These new technologies are disruptive and will change every aspect of our lives.

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Opinion: What is modest fashion and why is it becoming mainstream?

| 23/04/2019 | Reply
Opinion: What is modest fashion and why is it becoming mainstream?

A quick search of modest fashion on Google produces around 149m results, while Pinterest UK reports that searches for the term are up 500 per cent since the beginning of 2019.

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Turkey: Modanisa Istanbul Modest Fashion Week

| 23/04/2019 | Reply
Turkey: Modanisa Istanbul Modest Fashion Week

Modanisa Istanbul Modest Fashion Week officially opened its doors on Saturday, 20 April, to showcase an array of home-grown and international talent including Halima Aden, Rabia Z, Dian Pelangi, Till We Cover and many others.

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Indonesia: Halal is not about religion, but lifestyle

| 22/04/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal is not about religion, but lifestyle

Partnering with HalalNode, Halal Lifestyle Indonesia aims to promote sustainable Halal lifestyle in food, apparel and fashion.

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Malaysia, Indonesia rivalry heats up

| 20/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia, Indonesia rivalry heats up

The Muslim travel market has undergone significant changes in recent years. The industry’s digital and technological transformation means it is now firmly in Halal Travel 2.0.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina’s PM met with Delegation from Malaysia

| 20/04/2019 | Reply
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s PM met with Delegation from Malaysia

Minister Redzuan said Malaysia was interested in improving cooperation, especially in the fields of halal industry, agriculture, renewable energy and tourism sources.

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Singapore: How this startup uses blockchain to simplify the Halal certification process

| 20/04/2019 | Reply
Singapore: How this startup uses blockchain to simplify the Halal certification process

The platform will show to companies if they are able to undergo the audit process by themselves, or if they would need a consultant in doing it.

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Halal industry shaken as certification bodies accuse Indonesia’s MUI official of extortion

| 19/04/2019 | Reply
Halal industry shaken as certification bodies accuse Indonesia’s MUI official of extortion

It is alleged that Lukmanul and other MUI officials demanded the transfer of “exorbitant sums of money” from foreign bodies for them to remain on MUI’s list of approved certifying bodies.

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‘New Malaysia’ opens new dimension in bilateral ties — Argentinian envoy

| 19/04/2019 | Reply
‘New Malaysia’ opens new dimension in bilateral ties — Argentinian envoy

He said Argentina is delighted with the latest development especially under the leadership of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, which saw more initiatives developed after he came to power last year.

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WHO says climate change could have ‘considerable’ food safety impact

| 19/04/2019 | Reply
WHO says climate change could have ‘considerable’ food safety impact

WHO is working with countries to raise awareness of increased foodborne risks associated with climate change and to help them draft national plans.

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